Speaking in Tech

Speaking in Tech #70 - Swag

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is on vacation while Ed rejoins the team after being away a couple of weeks.

This week we discuss...

  • Vendor swag
  • Eddie pitches a tent
  • Jeff Bezos and the Washington Post... for tax reasons?
  • Crowdsourcing the news
  • NSA shakes up public cloud
  • When clouds are not really clouds
  • Cloud encryption not so simple
  • Yahoo buys Rockmelt
  • VMware makes big hires 
  • -Chuck Hollis mancrush

Direct download: SiT70.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:20am EST

Speaking in Tech #69 - Cloud Clash

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Eddie and Sarah are out and our special guests are Mark Twomey (aka Storagezilla) of EMC and Aaron Delp of Citrix and The Cloudcast.net. 

This week we discuss...

  • The return of Cosmos
  • OpenStack API war breaks out
  • Cloud conspiracy theories
  • Clouderati circle jerk
  • Citrix, CloudStack and opensource development
  • Chromecast puts a dagger in Apple TV
  • App ecosystem around Chromecast to dominate TV's
  • Nexus 7 attractive but is the tablet market saturated?
  • Microsoft Surface on ARM is rough... but it runs Office
  • Kindle suicide
  • Clash of the titans over Dell
  • For Dell, it's personal. For Icahn, it's just a game.
Direct download: SiT69.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:02am EST

Speaking in Tech #68 - Forking Android

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Eddie is out and it's just Sarah and Greg.

This week we discuss...

  • Eddie's potty mouth
  • Sarah's broken wing
  • Jumping gears
  • Killing it on Craigslist 
  • Samsung creating it's own developers conference
  • Forking Android?
  • Another smartphone browser
  • Incognito mode
  • Possible new Moto X Phone coming from Google
  • New Nexus 7 around the corner
  • Samsung Note 8 is screaming fast
  • Gadget overload
  • Royal baby names
Direct download: SiT68.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 9:18pm EST

Speaking in Tech #67 - The Life of Farley

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, our special guest is Marc Farley of Microsoft.

This week we discuss...

  • Catching up with Marc Farley, StorSimple and Microsoft
  • Yosemite in summer
  • Farley's new book
  • Lunch with Sarah
  • Balmer's memo
  • "The business of business is business"
  • VMware ditches Zimbra
  • Is VMware still cool?
  • Apple TV wants to skip advertising
  • Sarah rants about streaming video content
  • TV station gets punked
  • Mr. Bean plays on a Dreamliner and in Heathrow
Direct download: SiT67.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:54pm EST

Speaking in Tech #66 - The Ed Bomb

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, all three are together... again!

This week we discuss...

  • Eddie blows his hand off
  • More Edward Snowden news
  • Slow news week: Missing baby mural in Roswell
  • Summer geek movies bomb
  • Tesla makes it to the NASDAQ 100
  • Execs bail on VMware
  • VMware transitioning 
  • VMware vs Amazon vs Microsoft
  • Big transitions at Microsoft
  • The "Start Button" and "spacial coherence"
  • Sarah's VRTX trouble
  • VMworld pool party
Direct download: SiT66.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:42pm EST

Speaking in Tech #65 - Adieu TechNet

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, all three are together for the forst time in weeks

This week we discuss...

  • Eddie and Greg banter about Cisco Live and Orlando
  • Geek Karaoke
  • Sarah's VRTX
  • Microsoft kills TechNet, Freeloaders revolt
  • Snowden getting the squeeze
  • FalconStor CEO Jim McNiel resigns
  • Twitter fail
  • IT isn't dumping infrastructure for the cloud
  • Benioff and Ellison become strange bedfellows
Direct download: SiT65.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:10pm EST

Speaking in Tech #64 - Cisco Live!

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is recharging while Ed and Greg take on Orlando, Florida at Cisco Live with special guests, Greg Ferro, host of the Packet Pushers podcast and Chief Global Network Architect at Canopy Cloud, Ethan Banks, Network Engineer and prolific blogger, Amy Lewis, Community Cat Herder at Cisco Data Centre and Chris Wahl, Cisco Live blogger.

This week we discuss...

  • Cisco Live in Orlando
  • Ed and Greg catch up
  • Canopy Cloud, VCHS and the public cloud
  • Bridging private and public cloud
  • Amazon not taking business from traditional IT
  • Converged infrastructure takes hold
  • Value of Open Compute 
  • Getting executives to understand technology

Disclosure: Ed and Greg are participating in Cisco Live as guests of Cisco where travel, lodging and some meals were provided.

Direct download: SiT64.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:44pm EST

Speaking in Tech #63 - Fruity Bits

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is hiding so it's just Ed and Greg with special guest, Ben Kepes, well known evangelist, investor, commentator and business advisor.

This week we discuss...

  • Greg and Ed banter about Cisco Live
  • Greg as an opening act to Brian Cox
  • PRISM and the NSA spying program
  • New Zealand gets into spying
  • Hong Kong as a whistle-blower refuge
  • Standards for the Software Defined Data Centre?
  • Savvis acquires AppFog
  • Platform-as-a-Service market
  • Pivotal, CloudFoundry and fruity-bits
  • Sticky PaaS
  • The changing role of the CTO and CIO
Direct download: SiT63.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:21pm EST

Speaking in Tech #62 - Live from Dell Enterprise Forum

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Greg flees to Germany while Ed and Sarah host a panel session at the Dell Enterprise Forum in San Jose, California. The special guet for the panel include Tim Carroll, Director, Dell Research Computing Group, Drew Schulke, Director, Dell Data Center Solutions, Brian Payne, Executive Director, Dell Servers Solutions and Ganesh Padmanabhan, Director of Products, Dell Converged Infrastructure Solutions

This week we discuss...

  • The attraction of modular datacenters
  • Challenges from white box servers and ODM companies
  • OpenStack, Open Compute and Dell
  • HPC... at an Enterprise Conference?
  • HPC and life sciences
  • Evolution of orchestration 
  • The dirty details on Dell's VRTX
  • The analysts take on Dell servers
  • Breakdown between hyperscale servers and the rack/tower/blades
Direct download: SiT62.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:13pm EST

Speaking in Tech #61 - Facial Recognition

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is hiding so it's just Ed and Greg

This week we discuss...

  • Eddie and Greg catch up
  • Greg gets a Mac
  • Newspaper dumps 28 photographers, trains reporters to take pictures with an iPhone
  • LinkedIn as a skill
  • Google and facial recognition apps on Google Glass
  • Cisco Live at the end of June in Orlando
  • Google Glass stalking and Flip cams
  • Chromebooks rock...except for podcasting
  • 3 more bidders for Hulu
  • Pandora vs Spotify... and no one cares what Ed listens to
  • vExperts... and not vExperts
  • Dell and everyone else's cloud
  • Amazon is going to destroy everything... and then the unicorns will attack
Direct download: SiT61.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:55am EST